Plymouth News

Refuse collections are continuing as usual despite the coronavirus outbreak. 

Please continue to put out your green or brown bin on your usual collection days.

However, collections due the week beginning 25 May will be a day later than usual due to the Bank Holiday Monday.

Ward: Budshead, Compton, Devonport, Drake, Efford and Lipson, Eggbuckland, Ham, Honicknowle, Moor View, Peverell, Plympton Chaddlewood, Plympton Erle, Plympton St Mary, Plymstock Dunstone, Plymstock Radford, Southway, St Budeaux, St Peter and the Waterfront, Stoke, Sutton and Mount Gould

Councillors:

Smeaton’s Tower will light up for the first time following its restoration this Thursday evening for #ClapforCarers.

The tower has been hidden behind a winter coat of scaffolding and sheeting while a major repainting job took place. But now the tower is once again looking glorious in the spring sunshine.

Ward: St Peter and the Waterfront

Councillors: Cllr Peter Smith, Deputy Leader

Key public services will be better connected with residents across Plymouth, the South Hams and West Devon, thanks to a new ultrafast fibre broadband network that will be rolled later this year.

Ward: Budshead, Compton, Devonport, Drake, Efford and Lipson, Eggbuckland, Ham, Honicknowle, Moor View, Peverell, Plympton Chaddlewood, Plympton Erle, Plympton St Mary, Plymstock Dunstone, Plymstock Radford, Southway, St Budeaux, St Peter and the Waterfront, Stoke, Sutton and Mount Gould

Councillors: Cllr Tudor Evans, Leader

We are leaving more grass verges and boundaries across the city to grow wilder this year which will encourage more wildflowers and bees.

Ward: Budshead, Compton, Devonport, Drake, Efford and Lipson, Eggbuckland, Ham, Honicknowle, Moor View, Peverell, Plympton Chaddlewood, Plympton Erle, Plympton St Mary, Plymstock Dunstone, Plymstock Radford, Southway, St Budeaux, St Peter and the Waterfront, Stoke, Sutton and Mount Gould

Councillors:
Traffic arrangements for Chelson Meadow

Special arrangements are in place to control vehicle access to Chelson Meadow household waste recycling centre following its reopening.

Ward: Budshead, Compton, Devonport, Drake, Efford and Lipson, Eggbuckland, Ham, Honicknowle, Moor View, Peverell, Plympton Chaddlewood, Plympton Erle, Plympton St Mary, Plymstock Dunstone, Plymstock Radford, Southway, St Budeaux, St Peter and the Waterfront, Stoke, Sutton and Mount Gould

Councillors: Cllr Sue Dann, Environment and Street Scene

Council car parks are curerntly free to use as part of our efforts to rsupport the emergency services, the NHS, care workers and key workers who are keeping our city’s residents safe.

Ward: Budshead, Compton, Devonport, Drake, Efford and Lipson, Eggbuckland, Ham, Honicknowle, Moor View, Peverell, Plympton Chaddlewood, Plympton Erle, Plympton St Mary, Plymstock Dunstone, Plymstock Radford, Southway, St Budeaux, St Peter and the Waterfront, Stoke, Sutton and Mount Gould

Councillors: Cllr Mark Coker, Strategic Planning and Infrastructure

We are doing everything we can to support Plymouth through the COVID-19 pandemic and respond to the rapidly changing national effort to prevent it spreading.

Ward: Budshead, Compton, Devonport, Drake, Efford and Lipson, Eggbuckland, Ham, Honicknowle, Moor View, Peverell, Plympton Chaddlewood, Plympton Erle, Plympton St Mary, Plymstock Dunstone, Plymstock Radford, Southway, St Budeaux, St Peter and the Waterfront, Stoke, Sutton and Mount Gould

Councillors: Cllr Tudor Evans, Leader

The Government announced on 23 March new measures that require everyone to stay at home, except in a limited number of circumstances. This followed the requirement for businesses and other venues to close introduced on 20 March.

The measures are detailed in full below:

Ward: Budshead, Compton, Devonport, Drake, Efford and Lipson, Eggbuckland, Ham, Honicknowle, Moor View, Peverell, Plympton Chaddlewood, Plympton Erle, Plympton St Mary, Plymstock Dunstone, Plymstock Radford, Southway, St Budeaux, St Peter and the Waterfront, Stoke, Sutton and Mount Gould

Councillors:

Plymouth’s businesses will now be able to apply for financial support to help get them through the current uncertainties created by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Ward: Budshead, Compton, Devonport, Drake, Efford and Lipson, Eggbuckland, Ham, Honicknowle, Moor View, Peverell, Plympton Chaddlewood, Plympton Erle, Plympton St Mary, Plymstock Dunstone, Plymstock Radford, Southway, St Budeaux, St Peter and the Waterfront, Stoke, Sutton and Mount Gould

Councillors: Cllr Tudor Evans, Leader

If you are working age and on Council Tax Support you will get £150 discount off your Council Tax bill for 2020/21.

The Council has been working flat out to ensure those most economically vulnerable will get as much as help as possible during the COVID-19 crisis.

Ward: Budshead, Compton, Devonport, Drake, Efford and Lipson, Eggbuckland, Ham, Honicknowle, Moor View, Peverell, Plympton Chaddlewood, Plympton Erle, Plympton St Mary, Plymstock Dunstone, Plymstock Radford, Southway, St Budeaux, St Peter and the Waterfront, Stoke, Sutton and Mount Gould

Councillors: Cllr Chris Penberthy, Housing and Co-operative Development